Vanuatu

Family Planning Australia
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Family Planning Australia has been working in Vanuatu since 2013. Our projects work to educate communities on maintaining positive sexual and reproductive health. The programs include cervical cancer screening and treatment awareness, supporting the implementation of family planning guidelines and a disability project which focussed on reproductive sexual health and rights, including education and improved access for those living with disability.

Population 288,037
Life expectancy 73 years
Cervical cancer mortality rate 9.8 per 100,000
Unmet need for family planning 23%
Contraception prevalence 40%
Physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence 60%
People living with disability 5%
Maternal mortality 78 (deaths per 100,000 live births)

"I am the boss of my body and life. Thank you to Family Planning Australia for coming to rescue young girls like me."

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Partners:

  • Vanuatu Family Health Association
  • Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation
  • Vanuatu Society for People with Disability
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